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Dr Anna Targowska

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5405, Email: a.targowska@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO4.120
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5405  
Email: a.targowska@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO4.120  

 

Current Teaching

  • CHN1102/4102 - Ecology of Children and Families 2
  • CSV3108/4108 - Culture, Equity and Diversity
  • CHN3203/4211 - Childrearing

Background

  • 1993-1997: tutor (sessional) - Children Studies Commercial Programs - Early Childhood Training Certificate, ECU
  • 1985-1996: Early Childhood Educator, Lady Gowrie Child Centre
  • 1979-1981: Early Childhood Educator (part-time), Lodz-Baluty Pre-school, Poland

Professional Memberships

  • Early Childhood Australia (WA State Branch Committee)
  • Community Services, Health & Education Training Council Advisory Group

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2008 - Winner of Edith Cowan University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Research Areas and Interests

  • Social inclusion of children and families from disadvantaged groups
  • Integrated children services
  • Curriculum issues
  • Children’s rights
  • Culturally appropriate child care for Indigenous children and families
  • Inclusion of children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Rights of biological children of foster carers
  • Children’s well being

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 2006 .
  • Grad Dip of Education, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1984 .
  • Master, UNKNOWN, 1979 .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Development of child and parent centre initiative WA,  Department of Education WA,  Department of Education - Tender,  2012 - 2013,  $45,455.
  • Supporting Children and Young People of Foster Carers,  Wanslea Family Services WA,  Wanslea - Lotterywest Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $71,568.
  • Evaluation of Save the Children's: It takes a Village Multicultural Early Learning Program,  Save the Children Fund WA,  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $27,273.
  • Recent migrant and refugee families' experiences of settling their children into WA children's services.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $21,000.
  • Local evaluation of East Kimberley initiatives for children & families,  Department of Family and Community Services,  Grant,  2005 - 2009,  $83,502.
  • Empowering Young Children and Families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds,  Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $15,699.
  • Research of Participation in Organised Sport and Recreation by People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) Backgrounds,  Department of Sport and Recreation WA,  Grant,  2008,  $29,270.
  • Consultant to Indigenous child care plan tender FACS/05/T432,  Department of Family and Community Services,  Grant,  2005 - 2007,  $361,805.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Targowska, A., Saggers, S., Frances, K., (2010), Licencing and regulation of Indigenous childcare services. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 35(4), 30-39, Australia.

Creative Works

  • Mills, G., Targowska, A., Teather, S., (2013), I live here too - Jay's story. I live here too - Jay's story, Perth, Australia.
  • Mills, G., Targowska, A., Teather, S., (2013), Fostering together: A guide to supporting biological children of foster carers. Fostering together: A guide to supporting biological children of foster carers., Perth, Australia.
  • Mills, G., Targowska, A., Teather, S., (2013), I live here too - Rosie's story. I live here too - Rosie's story, Perth, Australia.
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